Abstract

We report a low-loss broadband semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror (SESAM) that uses gold film as the reflector. A semiconductor–SiO2 double-layer stack enhances the reflectivity of the gold film. This low-loss SESAM was used in a mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser to produce self-starting 20-fs-scale laser pulses at 1.3 µm. The structure can be applied to SESAM’s for other wavelengths.

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de Souza, E. A.

Ferguson, J. F.

Fluck, R.

Itatani, T.

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Jan, W. Y.

Jung, I. D.

Kamp, M.

Kartner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Knox, W. H.

Kobayashi, K.

Z. Zhang, K. Torizuka, T. Itatani, K. Kobayashi, T. Sugaya, and T. Nakagawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1975 (1997).
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Kopf, D.

Macleod, H. A.

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Miller, D. A.

Mogi, K.

Naganuma, K.

Nakagawa, T.

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Sugaya, T.

Z. Zhang, K. Torizuka, T. Itatani, K. Kobayashi, T. Sugaya, and T. Nakagawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1975 (1997).
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Torizuka, K.

Z. Zhang, K. Torizuka, T. Itatani, K. Kobayashi, T. Sugaya, and T. Nakagawa, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1975 (1997).
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Tsuda, S.

Weingarten, K. J.

Yamada, H.

Zhang, G.

Zhang, Z.

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